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3dcart vs Yahoo Stores: The Big Brand Doesn't Always Win

Sometimes when you go with big brands, more products means less attention to detail. You might be tempted to get your ecommerce site set-up under the Yahoo brand because it's one you recognize — but you'll miss out on shopping cart features that dedicated shopping cart providers have had time to develop and integrate into their own platforms. Yahoo may be bigger than 3dcart, but 3dcart vs Yahoo Stores is no contest.

From 24/7 phone support to social media integration, we've got you covered in a way only a dedicated shopping cart provider can.

 Lowest Monthly Cost ($19.99/mo)
 
 
 
 
 No Transaction Fees
 
 
 
 
 24/7 Premium U.S. Phone Support
 
 
 
 
 UPS/FEDEX Label Printing
 
 
 
 
 HTML/CSS Design
 
 
 
 
 Unlimited Email Accounts
 
 
 
 
 Facebook Store
 
 
 
 
 YouTube Video Integration
 
 
 
 
 Blog + Twitter/Facebook Integration
 
 
 
 
 Includes Secure Checkout
 
 
 
 
 Drag and Drop Store Design
 
 
 
 
 Real-time Website Designer
 
 
 
 
 50+ Built-In Templates
 
 
 
 
 Gift Certificates
 
 
 
 
 SEO Friendly Links
 
 
 
 
 iPhone/Smartphone Optimized Templates
 
 
 
 
 mCommerce (iPhone Admin App)
 
 
 
 
 Simple Template System
 
 
 
 
 Order Messaging System
 
 
 
 
 One Click Re-Ordering
 
 
 
 
 Store Credits
 
 
 
 
 Administrator Permissions
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Low Monthly Cost, No Transaction Fees and Unlimited Email Accounts
You might expect a company on the scale of Yahoo would be able to offer its merchant solution at a much more competitive rate — but Yahoo Small Business solutions start at $29.96/month. In contrast, 3dcart's lowest package will cost you $19.99/month. At Yahoo's starting price, you'll still have to pay a 1.5 percent fee on all transactions; with 3dcart, you won't pay any transaction fees — ever.

As a Yahoo Stores alternative, 3dcart won't limit the amount of email accounts you can create. With Yahoo, you'll have to pay extra.

Social Media at Your Fingertips
Beyond the most basic ecommerce software functionality, Yahoo Stores doesn't give you much in terms of integration ability. The contemporary web is a very social place; if you're not taking advantage of social media, you're missing out on a great opportunity to expose your brand to more potential customers. You'll want to look for an alternative to Yahoo Stores so you can take advantage of a more dynamic social presence for your brand.

To help you manage everything from a single place, 3dcart comes equipped with:

  • Tools to set-up your Facebook store
  • Direct YouTube video integration
  • Twitter/Facebook management tools
  • Your own built-in blogging platform

Customization s Key
From a design perspective, you want your store to be unique enough to standout against the competition. With Yahoo, you're not going to get the simple customization that every 3dcart customer gets. Our software gives you the ability to design and manage your own layout easily with drag-and-drop functionality, real-time website design, hundreds of built-in templates and HTML/CSS design options for more flexibility.

More Integrations, More Functionality

If you're asking yourself "Should I buy Yahoo Stores?" you'll want to take a look at 3dcart's list of partners. The ability to integrate with shipping, payment, security or other third-parties helps you stretch your online store to its fullest. After all, third parties are experts in their fields; that means you'll get a well-constructed module that helps you run your store more efficiently.

It's Great to Work With Our Award-Winning Ecommerce Solution

See what our clients have to say about 3dcart:

We have been using 3dCart now for over 18 months with great success, during a very rough economic environment. We migrated from another cart that was not stable enough to handle the high volume we process daily. The technical support is great, and the new extended hours help out a lot.

- Scott Broder | YogaAccessories.com

We migrated from an Xsilva shopping cart and the difference is vast. There is so much more we can do with 3dCart, technically and visually, and the face lift 3dCart has given our site is amazing.

- Jamie & Patrick | Shopmasc.com


 
"3dcart truly combines everything a small shop could need into a comprehensive, cost-effective package."
 
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